INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHTS
Our goal is to broaden the practice of sustainable forestry on all lands through community involvement, socially responsible practices, and recognition of and respect for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and traditional forest-related knowledge.
Stimson’s lands have many tribal cultural heritage sites and several culturally important flora and fauna. Indigenous Peoples have a long history of using these lands, and Stimson recognizes and respects their aboriginal rights. Stimson is committed to understanding traditional forest-related uses through local tribal-sponsored training, consultation, and effective communication. Stimson favors open communication with Indigenous Peoples to gain a better understanding of their concerns.
Stimson recognizes the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and any state and federal laws, regulations, relevant treaties, agreements or other constructive arrangements among governments and Indigenous Peoples.
Partnering with Local Tribes
Field trip with members from UCT, Kalispel Tribe, and Spokane Tribe, to locate trees on Stimson lands suitable for building tribal canoes.
Stream enhancement project with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.